Academic Departments

Honor Society Students Meet Middle School Pen Pals

Six student members of East Stroudsburg University’s (ESU) Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta honor society made a trip to visit their pen pals from Bethlehem Area School District Northeast Middle School (NMS) in April after a year of correspondence.

Coordinated by NMS Learning Support Teacher Ms. Lisa Craven and Dr. Caroline DiPipi-Hoy, associate professor of special education and rehabilitation at ESU, the program allowed students from both groups to socialize, play games, and talk about their letter-exchange experiences.

May 10, 2016 - No Comments - Read more

Physics Department to Host Observation of Transit of Mercury Monday, May 9

The physics department at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania invites the public to observe a celestial event known as the Transit of Mercury on Monday, May 9, 2016 between 12 noon and 2:30 p.m.

“The Mercury Transit is extremely rare, occurring only 13 times each century,” said David Buckley, Ph.D., professor of physics. “It’s exciting to be able to share such a unique event with our community.”

May 6, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Graduating Senior Returns from South Africa Internship

Not all East Stroudsburg University students study at Kemp Library, grab a bite to eat at the University Center or attend lectures inside of Stroud Hall. ESU senior Christine Munsell wasn’t even in the same time zone this academic year. Munsell, a rehabilitative and human services major, was studying 7,000 miles away at the Sarah Fox Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

May 3, 2016 - One Comment - Read More


ESU Graduates First Cohort of Exercise Science Students in Accelerated Program

In 2013, East Stroudsburg University’s exercise science department launched an accelerated program, which allowed students to earn their bachelor’s degrees in three years. In the spring of 2016, the department is graduating its first cohort from the program.

“We are so proud of these students and all they have accomplished,” Shala Davis, Ph.D., professor and chair of exercise science, said. “We tell our prospective accelerated students to take advantage of every opportunity to garner experience and gain a competitive edge in the professional market, and these students did that.”

May 3, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Sixteen Students Inducted into National Political Science Honor Society

Sixteen East Stroudsburg University (ESU) students were inducted into Iota Chi, ESU’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, according to Ko Mishima, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, and Iota Chi’s faculty adviser.

After being inducted, individuals are rewarded with a lifetime membership to the nationally recognized organization, Pi Sigma Alpha. Members will have access to local lectures discussing key political topics, as well as regular national events hosted by Pi Sigma Alpha.

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Social Work Students attend Social Work Legislative Advocacy Day in Harrisburg

Over 35 social work students and several faculty members from the department of sociology, social work, and criminal justice from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania joined practicing social workers, social work students and social work faculty from around the state on April 12 to participate in Social Work Legislative Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Harrisburg.

Advocacy Day is sponsored annually by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and focused this year on advocating for practice protection level licensure for social workers in Pennsylvania.

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Two Doctoral Degrees to be Awarded at Spring Commencement

Two doctoral degrees will be awarded during the spring graduate commencement exercises at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania on Friday, May 6, at 6:45 p.m. in Koehler Fieldhouse.

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ESU Selects Graduate Commencement Student Speaker

Lacy Jones, a graduate student studying speech-language pathology, will be the student speaker for the graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

Jones, who resides in Bangor, Pa., received her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology from ESU in 2014. Spending over 30 years battling with a stuttering disorder, Jones became interested in speech-language pathology to help others struggling with a speech impediment. But speech-language pathology was not always in her plans. After graduating high school, Jones attended the University of Pittsburgh as a computer science major.

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Students Travel to NYC and Receive Cultural Education

Sixteen East Stroudsburg University students traveled to New York City on April 20 for a lesson in heritage, humanity, dignity and hope — a day of Remembrance, according to Kimberly S. Adams, Ph.D., professor of political science.

“We wanted to provide students with cultural experiences outside of the traditional classroom setting,” she said.

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Pocono Mountains’ Theatre Company in Partnership with East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Theatre to Present Staged Reading of Unto Death, April 30

Actress Karen Allen, known for her roles in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Starman, will head the cast of Until Death, the third in a series of staged readings being presented through the partnership between the Pocono Mountains’ Theater Company and East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Theatre.

The drama by Sarah T. Schwab will be presented Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in Smith-McFarland Theatre of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

April 22, 2016 - No Comments - Read More